When you conduct interviews with guests — particularly high profile guests — you’ve got just one shot to get it right. This episode outlines the best practices for recording good audio for yourself, your guest, and your co-host(s).
We begin this episode with a quick discussion about how Jon balances being a husband and father with the demands of being a successful serial entrepreneur and running several successful shows.
Then we launch into a discussion about the best ways to record you and your guest during an interview, including:
Why you shouldn t panic yet if you notice an issue after recording. (You may be able to correct it in post-production.)
The importance of focusing on simplicity and lowering the barriers for your guest to come on your show
Why Skype, warts and all, is still the best option for podcast interviews
A few tips for overcoming the inevitable Skype issues
Jon s surprising system for doing pre-interview audio checks
When the time is right to invest in a better microphone for people on your show
How to handle mid-interview audio hiccups
This week’s listener questions comes to us from friend of the show Darren Dematas, who recently launched his own podcast, The Pursuit of Relevance. Darren asks, “When is the right time to launch a podcast network?” There is no simple answer to this question, but we provide some guidelines.